Had the Hebrews not been disturbed in their progress a thousand and more years ago, they would have solved all the great problems of civilization which are being solved now under all the difficulties imposed by the spirit of the Middle Ages.
It flourished with the Saracens, and suffered in the obscure and fanatical days of the Middle Ages.
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|Birth:||29th March, 1819|
|Death:||26th March, 1900|
|Profession:||Author, Editor, Rabbi|
The son of Rabbi Leo Wise, a school-teacher, Isaac received his early Hebrew education from his father and grandfather, later continuing his Hebrew and secular studies in Prague. He may have received the hattarat hora'ah from the Prague bet din, composed of Rabbis Rapoport, Samuel Freund, and E. L. Teweles, or from Rabbi Falk Kohn. In 1843 he was appointed rabbi at Radnitz, Bohemia, where he remained for about two years.
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